Oops! You must enter a search term greater than 3 characters.

Invite reviews

Invite friends and colleagues to share their experiences with this nonprofit
42 Reviews
1234.714295
Write A Review
May 31, 2011

more

May 31, 2011

To whom it may concern,
My name is Joshua and I am nine years old.So far,I like the Youth Tennis Advantage program.When I come here,it's like a dream come true.I have played tennis with my mother before,but I love playing tennis with kids more! I hope to get to know more about tennis while I am
here.The next stroke I really want to learn is an overhead.I'm about to get ready to play my first tournament.I'm excited to be in this program I think you would too.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my homework and my better skills in tennis. I feel confident in challenging any one at the court.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make the program run in times when school is out like Spring break and Winter break.

February 22, 2011

more

Review from Guidestar
February 22, 2011

As the senior member of IMG Tennis in San Francisco, I have worked with YTA for 3 years now as our official charity for the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament. I can't speak highly enough about the service they provide to the tennis community specifically, and the Bay Area in general.
The general concept--providing children with a chance to succeed not only on the tennis court, gaining self-esteem and confidence in the process, but also teaching them to excel in the classroom--is a wonderful solution to meet the current needs and to anticipate the future needs of the children in the Bay Area. YTA gives children something positive in their life before they have the chance to get caught up in the negative distractions that cause many inner city kids to spiral from promise to despair. Many YTA graduates go on to prestigious colleges, several on scholarship. Additionally, many of the graduates return to the program to assist the newest members.
I am so impressed with the results of the Youth Tennis Advantage program that I have also become a donor, as well as a community partner.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've met several of the impressive program graduates as they are honored at the annual For the Kids fundraising dinner at my tennis tournament, the Bank of the West Classic.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand them. They offer a great service, but many communities cannot be served due to their size.

February 7, 2011

more

Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

YTA, came to a desolate and abandoned section of McLaren Park in San Francisco and made miracles happen. Within months the park was cleared of underbrush and its tennis courts were cleaned. Soon people we using the old tennis courts and then they were resurfaced. If it wasnt for YTA this long forgotten section of park would be so blighted no one would venture through it, but now its a wonderful and bright place to visit. YTA also serves the children of the neighborhood by teaching them a healthy substitute to what a teeneager normally would do to kill his time in a big city such as SF. Thanks YTA for everything!!!

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Visually seeing the changes YTA has brought to out neighborhood park.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help ensure it is funded so it can continue its primary mission.

February 4, 2011

more

Review from Guidestar
February 4, 2011

YTA is a dynamic, valuable non-profit, which provides critical physical and mental skills to disadvantaged youth, who otherwise may be "hanging" in neighborhood. The healthy, fun training offered to youth by professionals encourages them to get in shape, master basic techniques and the considerable intricacies of tennis. It has often been demonstrated to what extraordinary degree this program boosts their confidence and self esteem. This self reliance motivates them to be winners on and off the court, increasing their ability to participate and learn in the classroom. As an urban resident, I wish to see more of this kind of program. The youth they are serving is our future.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Watching the results

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get them into more communities, and for this they need considerably more funding.

February 3, 2011

more

Review from Guidestar
February 3, 2011

I feel very fortunate to have my daughter participate in YTA through Bear Trax. Coach White and academic coordinator, Cynthia, along with her Cal tutors are wonderful, talented role models! The program teaches and balances sports, academics, life skills, and encourages youth leadership. The YTA academic and life skills components work in conjunction with teaching tennis to help kids succeed in life and also provides a college pathway for them to follow. It’s a fantastic program!

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I am a parent of one of the children this program serves.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would expand the program with more locations and give it the resources to serve more kids.

February 2, 2011

more

February 2, 2011

If the measure of success is to have made a difference in the world, to have made it a better place, then YTA has to be the epitome of success. I am the very proud partner of the director of one of the sites, and I know first hand the tremendous difference this organization makes on the lives of the kids in the programs. YTA's programs impart discipline and integrity on multiple levels, but it is both the attention to scholastics and the participation in on-the-court-tennis activities where they are supremely effective. In an age where much needed after-school programs are now non-existant, YTA is performing a service that is simply without equal. Hats off to this organization!

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the kids in the program blossom.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make it bigger.

February 2, 2011

more

Review from Guidestar
February 2, 2011

If the measure of success is to have made a difference in the world, to have made it a better place, then YTA has to be the epitome of success. I am the very proud partner of the director of one of the sites, and I know first hand the tremendous difference this organization makes on the lives of the kids in the programs. YTA's programs impart discipline and integrity on multiple levels, but it is both the attention to scholastics and the participation in on-the-court-tennis activities where they are supremely effective. In an age where much needed after-school programs are now non-existant, YTA is performing a service that is simply without equal. Hats off to this organization!

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the kids in the program blossom.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make it bigger.

August 20, 2008

more


1 previous review
August 20, 2008

This is like my third year going to NJTL Rally and you see them (kids) every year enjoying tennis and you see them grow up. more

August 20, 2008

This like my third year going to NJTL Rally and you see them (kids) every year enjoying tennis and you see them grow up.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

very well organized and volunteers really work hard.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More feedback...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

You see kids having a great time playing tennis.

Ways to make it better...

N/A

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

August 20, 2008

This is like my third year going to NJTL Rally and you see them (kids) every year enjoying tennis and you see them grow up.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

very well organized and volunteers really work hard.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More feedback...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

you see kids having a great time playing tennis.

Ways to make it better...

N/A

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

Write A Review

Filter by reviewer role:

Support This Nonprofit

Help this nonprofit get more reviews

5 tips for getting reviews

5 tips for getting reviews...

  1. Sending an email to clients, volunteers, donors, board members, and other partners with a link to your profile page.
  2. Putting a link on your Web site
  3. Including a link in your email newsletter
  4. Putting a link in the signature of your email
    Putting a link on your facebook page and status updates
  5. Tweeting out a link to your twitter followers

3 hours of volunteer time for this nonprofit will...

volunteers can come out to a site and help a child with homework or be a hitting partner on the court.